A Travelers Society original trip.
We are going to hit some of the coolest slopes in the WORLD, and, since we are Travelers Society, we are going to do it in style. It’s time to do what VERY few travelers have ever had the chance to do. We are going to one of the most fascinating countries on earth – Iran – to go… skiing! Great slopes, breathtaking mosques, incredible gardens, ancient Persian ruins, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, delicious food, insane markets, seriously, a trip of a lifetime… This is as good as it gets … Let’s go skiing in Iran!!
Included – Onsite transportation with a/c, insured, transfers to/from airport if arrive/depart at suggested times, domestic flight
Not included– flights to/from Tehran
Depending on your departure point and schedule.
Shanghai (Pudong) – Tehran: SU4041/SU512
Day 0: Aeroflot – 11:25 – 02:45 (+1)
Tehran – Shanghai (Pudong): SU513/SU206
Day 8: Aeroflot – 04:30 – 23:05
Estimated Cost: approx. 1000 USD (including tax, depending on departure point)
Please book your flights. It’s really easy with www.ctrip.com or another non-US based website! They even have an app. (If you need help booking your flights, a booking fee of 150 RMB per ticket will apply. A Travelers Society member will contact you shortly after registration.)
You must arrive at the arrival time of the suggested flight or slightly earlier and meet us at the airport, and leave on the suggested flight or slightly after the departure time. If your travel arrangements do not allow for this, you will have to arrange for your own transportation.
Flights may not appear on the English version of Ctrip. If you have a Ctrip account, we recommend that you sign into the Chinese version click on the plane and search for the flights there. Destination cities can be entered in English.
Included – 7 nights – Clean double occupancy rooms in hotels and traditional guesthouses are included in the price. Rooms will be booked on a first come first served basis. If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 2500 RMB per person total for 7 nights. Please note that single occupancy availability may be limited. (If needed, we can help you find someone to share. Pairings, in this case, are distributed in order of request submission. If there is an uneven number of travelers, the extra single occupancy fee may apply.)
Included –Breakfasts, Farewell dinner
Not included – Local specialty lunches, dinners
Price: 8999 RMB (Includes accommodation, domestic flight, entrance fees, etc)
(Upon booking there will be option to pay half up front and half at least 46 days prior to departure, should you not wish to pay in full up front. Payment must be made in full prior to application for visa authorization number.)
Transportation in Iran, double occupancy accommodation, domestic flight, all entrance tickets, road fees, telecabin tickets, ski lift tickets, admission fees, breakfast, farewell dinner, ski passes, daily mineral water, driver allowance, organizing fees, airport pick up and drop off in Tehran according to suggested flights, English speaking guide, lots of fun and a trip of a lifetime!!!
Does not include:
Flight Shanghai – Tehran, visa fee, meals, ski gear rental (approx. 15 USD total) (you can bring your own as well), other personal expenses, insurance, tips
Travel insurance or an insurance policy that is valid in Iran is required for this trip. Please check with your provider to make sure that Iran is included in your area of coverage. If your insurance does not cover you in Iran, you can buy one on arrival for approx 20 USD.
Tour guides often live off of tips made from the group. The amount depends on service and group size. ~5 USD/day per person is recommended.
Visa Free Countries: Turkey, Armenia, Syria, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Lebanon, Serbia, Egypt, Malaysia, Venezuela. (Length of stay depends on nationality.)
Visa Fees: At the Iranian embassy or consulate – 85 EUR or pickup at the airport upon arrival- 100 EUR
Visa Number: Documents will need to be submitted at least 3-4 weeks prior to departure for processing. Once processed, a visa number will be issued which will be submitted when picking up the visa. We will help you with obtaining the visa number.
US/UK/Canadian Citizens – US Citizens are still permitted to enter Iran. 🙂 Processing time takes a minimum of 45 days. The visa must be picked up at the Iranian Embassy/Consulate. (The airport pickup option is not open to US citizens)
Detailed information will be sent to you via email upon registration for the trip.
Note: Our contact onsite has informed us that, due to concerns with entry into the US, the Iranian government no longer affixes visas to travelers passports. Please request this at the embassy/consulate/airport.
Passport, Visa, camera/GoPro, sunscreen, toiletries, small daypack, sunglasses, winter clothes
– Cancellation more than 60 days prior to the trip departure date, 100% refund
– Cancellation 60 – 51 days prior to the trip departure date, 75% refund
– Cancellation 50 – 46 days prior to the trip departure date, 50% refund
– Within 45 days prior to the trip departure date, no refund
The schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions, unforeseeable events etc. For complete information please refer to www.travelers-society.com/terms-conditions.
1) ICBC Bank Transfer
2) Alipay / Wechat Pay (Open with an external browser to pay with Alipay; if opened within Wechat, it the Alipay option will not appear)
3) Secure online payment (PayPal/UnionPay Credit/Debit Card/International Credit Cards)
4) Cash on Delivery
Is Iran safe?
Iran is considered one of the safest tourist destinations in the world. Travelers have no problems with crime or the authorities. The only way you are likely to put yourself in a difficult situation is by disobeying the local etiquette or drinking alcohol.
I am American, how is my tour experience affected?
Contrary to popular belief, American citizens may travel to Iran at any time of the year and are as safe as any other nationality.
I am a woman, is it safe for me to travel to Iran?
Yes. Women are perfectly safe in Iran. The only requirement is that you cover your head (not your face) with a scarf throughout your stay while in public areas, according to Islamic regulations.
Will I still be able to enter the US after traveling to Iran?
According to our local contact, the Iranian government will not affix visas to travelers passports to avoid problems with US customs.
This is it… Your opportunity to take a trip of a lifetime!!!